Steve Kaufman – Figuring Out The Fingerboard

Mar 18 2016

Steve Kaufman – Figuring Out The Fingerboard

Steve Kaufman: Figuring Out The Fingerboard – A Flatpicker’s Guide To Improvising. If you’ve ever wondered how the hot flatpickers improvise solos using the entire length of the guitar fingerboard, and wished you could take your own distinctive breaks in jam sessions or performances, then this DVD is for you! Steve Kaufman has developed an amazing system that clears up the mystery and teaches you the notes, scales and chord shapes you’ll need to play fluidly and confidently anywhere on the neck. Anyone can learn Steve’s system. Starting by picking out well-known fiddle tunes in their simplest form, Steve...

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Sid Jacobs – Jazz Guitar Improvisation

Mar 10 2016

Sid Jacobs – Jazz Guitar Improvisation

Guitar ace Sid Jacobs provides a step-by-step tutorial to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to improvise Jazz guitar, in this DVD from the prestigious Musicians Institute. Jacobs carefully guides you through several different aspects of Jazz soloing, giving you the chance to understand and master the harmonic demands of this complex playing style. Some of the great jazz artists with whom Sid has performed include Harold Land, Eddie Harris, Buddy Montgomery, Joe Diorio, Brad Mehldau, Larry Goldings and Javon Jackson. The instruction is quite advanced but if your playing is at Sid’s level,you can get...

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Charlie Christian – Guitar Signature Licks

Mar 07 2016

Charlie Christian – Guitar Signature Licks

Explore the riffs, solos, and sounds of the original electric jazz guitar virtuoso with this in-depth analysis of 8 songs. Hugely influential on his contemporaries and later generations of musicians, Charlie Christian set the standard for jazz guitar with his unique swing style, riffs, and soloing ability. Through a detailed breakdown of several songs, experts explore the elements that contributed to Christian’s inimitable sound. This DVD is an amazing instructional tool for learning how to play some of Charlie’s music. Andy plays each head, explains the structure of the song, shows in slow motion what is going on, suggests...

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The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen (DVD 1)

Mar 02 2016

The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen (DVD 1)

Jorma Kaukonen is one of the legends of rock guitar. He started out as an acoustic fingerpicker but became a mainstay of the San Francisco rock scene in the mid-’60s when he joined The Jefferson Airplane. Later, he and bassist Jack Casady formed Hot Tuna, which tours and records in both acoustic and electric configurations. Jorma has released more than two dozen albums, both solo and as a member of various ensembles. His live performances throughout the world continue to draw enthusiastic crowds of both electric and acoustic music fans. Jorma Kaukonen teaches favorites from his personal repertoire and...

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Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Blues Guitar Solos

Feb 20 2016

Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Blues Guitar Solos

This DVD lesson is for the intermediate and advanced fingerstyle guitar player. It is for the student who feels comfortable with an alternating bass techique and wants to expand and explore ideas in blues and ragtime using more advanced right and left hand techniques. The four instrumentals featured in this lesson are all extended compositions offering a variety of musical ideas. Piano sounding blues in the key of A are presented with Mississippi Blues and Blues For The Mann. A Blind Blake approach in the key of C is used for the Glory of Love. Struttin’ Rag in the...

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Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Country Blues Guitar

Jan 30 2016

Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Country Blues Guitar

This DVD lesson has been designed to help beginner and intermediate students of fingerpicking country blues guitar improve their playing skills and increase their repertoires using an alternating bass technique. Stefan Grossman illustrates and explains in detail ten fingerstyle arrangements in the keys of C, D, E, A, G and F. These popular blues and ragtime songs come from the playing of Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Mance Lipscomb and Elizabeth Cotten. Each tune is discussed and taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split screen so that you can clearly see what each hand is...

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Corey Harris Teaches Blues Guitar from Mississippi to Mali

Jan 22 2016

Corey Harris Teaches Blues Guitar from Mississippi to Mali

Corey Harris has absorbed American country blues traditions and plays them as authentically and powerfully as anyone on the scene today. He has also explored the African guitar styles on which much of the blues was based, and on this remarkable instructional session he teaches songs and instrumentals that bridge the gap between the two cultures. Corey starts by teaching two blues in C: High Fever Blues, his original based on old Charlie Patton/Tommy Johnson style blues, and Blind Blake’s more rag-like C. C. Pill Blues. Tuning to open E, Corey gives you a detailed lesson in slide guitar....

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Marcy Marxer – Guitar Soloing 101

Dec 27 2015

Marcy Marxer – Guitar Soloing 101

Marcy Marxer – Guitar Soloing 101: An Easy Guide To The Fingerboard. Anyone can solo on Guitar! Marcy Marxer’s DVD shows you that as long as you know your basic chords you can start playing melodies and improvising lead parts. This easy-to-use method brings all of the frets, notes and strings into clear focus, providing a useful roadmap to the guitar fingerboard. Marxer teaches you scales both across the neck and along the string, allowing you to visualise your path along the guitar finding melodies and intervals within chord shapes. She introduces simple tunes including Frere Jacques and Will...

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Chris Proctor – Techniques for Contemporary 12-String Guitar

Nov 24 2015

Chris Proctor – Techniques for Contemporary 12-String Guitar

This DVD lesson provides new insights into the sonic possibilities and boundless opportunities for innovation on the 12-string guitar. Chris Proctor tackles a wide range of ideas and techniques, taking this richly toned instrument into new and undiscovered territory. This course is jam-packed with invaluable information, including important tips on tuning, stringing and setting up the 12-string for maximum output and intonation. You’ll learn the open G and C tunings pioneered and widely used by Leo Kottke and other leading 12-string stylists, and the way Chris tunes down a step to get more resonance and depth from his instrument....

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Steve Kaufman: Picking Up Speed – Drills and Tunes for Flatpick Guitarists

Nov 07 2015

Steve Kaufman: Picking Up Speed – Drills and Tunes for Flatpick Guitarists

You the tools you need to get over the musical speed bumps – without crashing and burning as you go. It’s all a matter of getting your right- and left-hand mechanics working correctly, and Steve has powerful advice and well-thought-out exercises to help you. Using tunes like “Old Joe Clark,” “Soldier’s Joy” and “Big Mon” as drills, Steve works on your hand and pick coordination and shows how to practice for best results. Tips on left-hand fretting positions (keep a light touch, very little skin on the back of the guitar neck), combined with how to hold and move...

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